The CUEED PII Initiative has three programmatic components that will support minority inventors, scientists and technologists from across the U.S. in developing their applications for grants and interactions with the Federal Lab consortium:
The CUEED Pipeline to Innovation National Town Hall
To increase interest in federal innovation and technology commercialization programs, CUEED PII will host a national town hall on December 6th from 9-1PM at 15 Washington Street Newark, NJ. The event will bring together minority inventors, scientists, engineers, tech entrepreneurs, researchers, successful participants in federal tech commercialization programs, and feature speakers from federal labs and funding agencies for a moderated discussion on ‘Inclusive Innovation,’ Economic Development, and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
CUEEDPII.com features a host of resources and a webinar series to orient minority inventors, scientists and tech entrepreneurs to SBIR/ STTR programs. The series will contain an entry-level introduction to federal technology and commercialization programs and an intermediate webinar series that will provide more detailed and focused training on 12 specific topics featuring a 45-minute presentation by a subject matter expert on each topic. These webinars will be available to the public 24/7 via our website.
CUEED PII Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Boot Camp
The CUEED PII TEC Boot Camp will be held at Rutgers Business School and led by the award-winning faculty of Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). CUEED PII will provide six months of mentoring and training for new businesses using the highly respected Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) process developed by Rutgers faculty. This hands-on approach to mentorship, business development and company commercialization will prove invaluable to new and seasoned MBEs alike. Though eligibility requirements must be met, MBEs of all levels are welcome to apply.